Failed Drug Screen

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Steven H.'s Comment
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Say you fail a drug screen with a company for a prehire. Can they release this to another company without your signature requesting or aurthiring it? If they do it without that drivers permission or signature who can you report them too.? I read this this was unlawful

Prehire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

Parrothead66's Comment
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If you have your CDL it goes on your history and every company can see it.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
PackRat's Comment
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The bottom line is this: drugs, and their users, have no place in this industry. Never have. Never will. Period.

Jim F.'s Comment
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No truer words were ever spoken. This Feb I will be 32yrs clean and sober. I know the game the user plays. Some of you may say I should maybe keep that to myself, when in fact I happen to be extremely humbled and also proud of the new lease on life I was given through hard work and a commitment. You guys think learning to truck is tough? Try getting clean and stay that way for 32 yrs. After that , there is nothing in this life that I can't handle. Looking forward to this new trucking challenge. dancing.gif

The bottom line is this: drugs, and their users, have no place in this industry. Never have. Never will. Period.

PackRat's Comment
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Thank you, Jim F. We may have a lot in common...

Big Scott's Comment
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If you fail a DOT drug test, you are done.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

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